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Bachelor's degree Systems Engineering

“As a systems engineer, I assemble the individual pieces of a puzzle to form an application,”

Tobias Frech, graduate system engineering

Graduate profile

Good reasons for choosing the Bachelor's degree programme in Systems Engineering

Film about the Systems Engineering Bachelor's degree programme

At a glance

Title: Bachelor of Science ZFH in Systems Engineering with major in Mechatronics / Medical Technology
Workload: 180 ECTS-Credits
Duration: 6 Semester
Study model: Full-time programme, Practice-integrated Bachelor programme, International profile
Modules in English: Selection of modules (PDF 214,1 KB) (for more information please visit International Office)
Start of Program: Autumn
Application deadline: 30. April
Location: Winterthur
Language of Instruction: German
Semester Fee: CHF 720 per Semester + additional study costs
Graduate programmes: Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Curriculum content of the Bachelor's degree programme in Systems Engineering

Robotics and mechatronics as well as medical technology are two innovative areas of systems engineering – a young engineering discipline that is gaining in significance. Systems engineering is based on the growing complexity of technical products that currently unite mechanical, electronic, optical and software-related components.

The Systems Engineering study programme educates qualified professionals who, in the role of qualified generalists, understand complex systems and develop solutions for demanding tasks.

Study models

The Bachelor's degree programme can be completed on either a full-time basis, with a duration of three years, or on a part-time basis, with a minimum duration of four years. A maximum employment level of 60% during the lecture period is recommended to students wishing to work while studying part-time.

Graduates of Swiss baccalaureate schools can choose the work-study Bachelor's degree programme, which combines internships and study in a four-year model.

Systems engineering can also be studied in the international profile, which features specialist modules in English and an extended stay abroad during studies. In addition, students have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester at one of our partner universities during their Bachelor's degree programme.

Professional relevance

The Bachelor's degree programme in Systems Engineering is highly relevant to professional practice. From the very first semester, students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the scope of practice-based projects. In the project and Bachelor's thesis at the end of the study programme, students work independently on current topics and questions, often in collaboration with a company.

The lecturers in the Systems Engineering study programme are also active in research and development, and the findings from their projects – generally completed together with business partners – are directly incorporated into their teaching.